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If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Fri Oct 08, 2004 12:30 pm

If you couple bring back any Douglas/McDonnell plane back in production, which one would it be. All answers welcome.

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FlagshipAZ
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Fri Oct 08, 2004 1:14 pm

I'll probably get flamed for this, but I would want the majestic DC-10 to come back. Yes sirree, bring back the mighty Ten with all the latest upgrades & improvements. A 2-man, all-glass cockpit, with 3 GE CF6-80C2 engines (derated to approx 43,000 lbs) a flat tailcone like that on the MD-11 & raked winglets like those on the 764. Okay, go ahead & knock down my dream now.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Fri Oct 08, 2004 1:31 pm

I would definitely want to see the DC-10 come back in an advanced form, say, the DC-10adv.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I would use the PW2042s for engines on say a DC-10-10adv and GE-90-115Bs for a high and hot configured DC-10-15adv. Big thumbs up Of course there would be the obligatory two-man glass cockpit.



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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Fri Oct 08, 2004 1:49 pm

It would be fun to see McDonnell Douglas return to product more DC-8 with some improvement to compete with A340.
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:31 pm

I would bring the MD-11 back, also, the MD-80s.
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:05 am

Having a heavily overhauled DC-7 series with turboprops,modern avionics as well as the utmost modern passenger accomodations would be a sight to see! Big grin
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Sat Oct 09, 2004 12:46 pm

DC8 !!

It was the very first airplane I ever flew on.
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Sat Oct 09, 2004 5:00 pm

DC-7B Love the classic props. Then the DC-8.
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Mon Oct 11, 2004 5:07 am

My wife is a flight attendant on SAA Historic Flight and they have two DC-4s, one of them the last one ever built. Flying on one of these is an incredible experience and something everyone should try if possible!
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:13 am

The DC10 or MD11. Both great aircraft. Also the DC 9.
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Mon Oct 11, 2004 12:44 pm

The DC-3 with turboprop engines, improved avionics, and a custom interior Big grin
Also, bring a 2-seat reproduction Hellcat with a radial engine, dual controls, and improved avionics(and missile launchers)

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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:20 am

The DC 10-30 would be my first choice. MD 11 and MD 90 2nd and 3rd.
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Tue Oct 12, 2004 2:55 am

DAL 7e7 here the air force have a couple of DC-3s with PT-6s, weird to look up expecting to see a King Air and there's a Dak!
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:18 pm

DC-10: I hate the damn thing but a lot of people like it. For their sake bring it back.

MD-11: Sadly I never got to fly on it  Sad Its such a beautiful aircraft.

DC-9: CheapJet Airways needs some more  Big thumbs up

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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:47 am

Bring back the DC-9. That way NW can get new planes.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Mon Oct 18, 2004 6:40 am

I would love to see the DC7 on inter-State flights like Key West to Jacksonvile or Orlando and the DC8-61 on trans-continental flights.

 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:49 pm

Boy tough choice, arguing with myself between a DC-3 and a DC-6.

I think I may have to go with the -6
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:42 pm

The MD-11 and DC-10. End of discussion  Big grin  Big thumbs up
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:54 pm

A big, beautiful Spad. The grandpappy of Close Air Support aircraft - the Douglas A-1 Skyraider


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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Mon Oct 18, 2004 6:56 pm

MD-11
DC-3
Both with all the best goodies available
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Mon Oct 18, 2004 8:18 pm

Actually I heard a rumor that UPS was going to get a squadron of AD-1's and paint them up in their new colors.



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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Tue Oct 19, 2004 5:47 pm

Guess which one...

of course, with modern technology (two-man-cockpit etc.) like modern aircraft but with the reliability of the good old DC-10.

2nd place goes to the DC-3. She's undoubtly the world's greatest aircraft. Would be a nice Saab 340/Embraer Brasilia replacement  Smile

3rd goes to the DC-8. Boeing won the race, but the eight seems to be made for eternity. Perhaps a modernized aircraft with the newest generation of CFM - engines (DC-8 super 80?) would have a chance to compete with the A340-200/300.

Don't bring back MD-11 and MD-90. They are like bad sequels of some good aircraft (DC-10 and DC-9/MD-80).
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:19 pm

I'm another DC-10 guy. Yes, I know NW still operates quite a few, but it would still be nice to see a few of these:


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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:31 am

DC9-Adv. New IAE quiet/fuel efficient engines, would give the 717, A318 and the E170/190 something to worry about!
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:53 am

DC-10 allll the wayyyyyyyyy


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RE: If You Could Bring Back A Douglas Plane

Sat Oct 23, 2004 7:18 am

It would have been great to see the Monarch DC-10 flying in the new colour scheme.

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